We’ve been hearing about the possibility of there being a smaller Microsoft Surface since this past February, and it looks like those rumors may soon come true as DigiTimes is reporting the company will indeed be announcing its second generation of Surface tablets very soon.
According to DigiTimes’ sources from Microsoft’s upstream supply chain, the company’s unveiling of its second-generation Surface tablets will occur at their Build Developer Conference, which will be taking place from June 26-28. The second generation of Surface tablets are expected to have a screen that measures somewhere between 7 to 9 inches with component suppliers reportedly having shipped enough parts to build between 1 to 1.5 million second-generation Surface units. The second-generation Surface is expected to run on either Intel or NVIDIA processors.
DigiTimes is also reporting Microsoft has tapped Pegratron with the task of building its smaller Surface and will use Samsung and LG for its displays, Ju Teng will provide its chassis and its touch panels will come from TPK and Youngfast.
It seems smaller tablets have been quite popular over the past couple of years, so we’re certainly interested in seeing what Microsoft has to offer with a 7 to 9-inch Surface. If it’s anywhere near as good as the Surface Pro, then we have a lot to look forward to.